Waist-to-Height Ratio, Body Fat & Military Recruitment

Research Paper Title Proposing Using Waist-to-Height Ratio as the Initial Metric for Body Fat Assessment Standards in the U.S. Army. Background Soldiers failing to meet Army Regulation 600-9 (AR 600-9) for weight-to-height standards are required to undergo body fat taping assessment. This article describes a clinical performance improvement project in which battalion medical staff identified… Read More

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The Scottish buy more Super XL Size Clothes than anywhere else in the UK

Scots XL when it comes to the bigger sizes…that’s the headline of a story in the Metro newspaper from yesterday. Scots buy more super XL size clothes than anywhere else in the UK, it has been revealed. ‘Big boned’ men snap up the clothes in sizes from XL to 8XL (yes really), topping a poll… Read More

Central Obesity: Primary School Children & Their Health

Research Paper Title Is Central Obesity Associated with Poorer Health and Health-related Quality of Life in Primary School Children? Cross-sectional Results from the Baden-Württemberg Study. Background Childhood obesity and its consequences are a growing threat to national economies and health services. The aim of this study was to determine associations between waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) as… Read More